Patty Jean Overweg


February 16, 1951 - July 31, 2012




Patty Jean Overweg was born February 16, 1951, at Mitchell, to Floyd and Gladys (Horstmeyer) Mullivan. She grew up and attended school at Plankinton. She graduated from Plankinton High School in 1969, and then received her Licensed Vocational Nursing Degree in McAllen, TX. On April 19, 1975, she met Ivan Overweg and six weeks later they pledged their love to each other on May 31, 1975, at Aurora Center. She lived on the family farm at White Lake until she moved to Plankinton in November of 2011. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, raising and collecting chickens, camping, fishing and ballgames. She enjoyed gathering with family and friends to play the “game”.  She was a strong Christian and was involved with the Dorkus Bible Study group and shared her faith with many.

She is survived by three children, Gerrit Overweg and wife Deb of White Lake, Brenda Carbajal and husband Valentin of Plankinton, Shawn Nickles of Rapid City, five granddaughters: Lucy, Stephanie, Emily, Laura and Belinda, two grandsons, Shawn Jr. and Donovan, two brothers, Ronnie Mullivan and wife Marlys of Pierre; Donnie Mullivan and wife Maxine of Rapid City, two sisters, Mary Anne Rudebusch of Madison, Helen Boyd of Plankinton, her mother and step-father, Gladys Boyd of White Lake and Donnie Boyd of Plankinton, two step-brothers, Chuck Boyd of Plankinton, Greg Boyd and wife Debbie of Belle Fourche, and her godsend, Tinkie.

She was preceded in death by her husband Ivan, November 21, 2010, her father Floyd, her brother-in-law, Dirk Overweg and wife Ann and her father and mother-in-law, Gerrit  and Ida Overweg.



Thursday, August 2, 2012
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Aurora Reformed Church
Prayer Service - 7:00 PM
Aurora Center, South Dakota


Friday, August 3, 2012
10:30 AM
Aurora Reformed Church
Aurora Center, South Dakota


Aurora Reformed Church Cemetery
Aurora Center, South Dakota

Posted by Dennis & Cathie, Dave & Alicia, Ben & Ella Carlson on August 5, 2012
Brenda, Valentin, Stephanie and Emily - Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you mourn the loss of your mom and grandma. So sorry to know that we will not be able to get to know her better out at the campground. May the memories of your mom and grandma help you through this difficult time. We'll see you soon - The Carlsons/Your Camping Friends
Posted by Nancy, RN ABNH on August 4, 2012
Praying that you'll sense Godís presence
In this time of grief
And feel Godís love surrounding you
And know His inner peace
For God cares so much for you
And wipes each tear you cry
You never need to feel alone
For Heíll never leave your side
I will always remember Patty's good nature, smile & laugh.
She will be missed.
Posted by Deb Overweg on August 2, 2012
Patty was a wonderful mother-in-law she was just like my mom. we had lots of good times when we went to Sioux Falls to the Dr.s even though we would get lost once in a while but we seemed to make it home again. she will be dearly missed and now I hae to try and keep Gerrit, and Lucinda going in the right direction. God bless Love ya
Posted by Lucinda Overweg on August 2, 2012
Dear Grandma, I will dearly miss your great food,hugs,kisses,letting me vistit you at your house, and much more!! You will never be forgotten by many people including me! You were there when I needed helped me with my problems.....
Love Lucy!!
Posted by Rocky Von Eye on August 2, 2012
Brenda,Valentin,Gerrit,Deb, Stephanie, Emily and Luci
My prayers are with each of you. It is so hard to believe that three of the most special people in my life are now gone. The seven of you are the 'Pat &Ivan' family now. Your mom and dad were my rock for many years. You are now each other's rock. Cling to the family you have. I love you so much as you are like my children. I'm laughing at all the crazy times and crying because I miss those crazy Times. My peace is knowing your mom was a strong Christian, no pretense, no pretend, Patty believed and lived her faith!
Posted by Mike , Cindy, and Jenny Coyle on August 2, 2012
Dear Gerrit, Brenda, Shawn and families, We are so sorry for your loss of Aunt Patty. She was such a wonderful and kind-hearted lady! I will miss her laugh and her always calling me Cindy Sue . It's still hard to believe she isn't just a phone call away. Love, Cindy
Posted by Brenda Carbajal on August 1, 2012
Oh mama! So many times already I have wanted/needed to call you and can't. Where has our rock gone? How can you guide us with our lives now? I have tried to be still and know you are here, but it is not working.....Tinkie looks for you to come walking in the door each time it opens. There are so many who needed you and continue to need you. I know you are with God now, but I find myself feeling angry that he decided your work on earth was through. Please tell daddy hello and I miss you both so much. I love you with all of my heart. Thank you for being the best mother.
Posted by Tim and Bev Beckmann Mach on August 1, 2012
Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. We have many memories of your family as neighbors to Dalphene and Bill. I think there was a lot of friendship and laughter all those years they were country neighbors. Know that we are thinking of your family. We understand the sorrow you are feeling.
Posted by Steve & Ardetta Robertson, & Loretta Marsh on August 1, 2012
So sorry to hear about Patty. She was such a great friend to all of us. Our thoughts & prayers are with you.
Posted by Tiffany Thiry on August 1, 2012
Gerritt, Deb and family, Brenda and family.................................

My deepest sympathy to all of you. What a shock to hear the news on Tuesday morning. My love, thoughts, and prayers are being sent to ALL of you!!!! May God hold you close and help to grant you some comfort during your needs. As much as you will miss her, I hope you find SOME comfort in knowing that she has had the happy reunion with your Dad and they will truly be your guardian angels FOREVER!!!! Wishing you peace.....
Will be thinking of all of you.

Tiff and family
Posted by Roger Horstmeyer on August 1, 2012
I bet her and Ivan are having quite the visit. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you.
Posted by Evan andPennie Edinger on August 1, 2012
Thoughts and prayers
Posted by Rhonda & Rick Walz & family on August 1, 2012
Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you!
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